I'm Only As Smart As My House Says I Am

A HariPo freeverse piece

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not to me. This pairing is a Mew and Mor's Weird Pairing, which you may find in the M&MWP forum (see my profile for details). Check out and join the forum FUN! Read, review, and enjoy!


"One more time, one more time

If I were to be born again

Next time around

I want to be your number one"

Naoto Tamura, "I Want to Be Your Number One"


I'm an intelligent girl

Why else would I be in Ravenclaw?

I don't break rules

I won't heed peer pressure

&& I won't let others walk o~v~e~r me

So eventually I had to


Which was probably because of Percy

I suppose it was the


evident to all Prefects and Heads


being the naughty girl was


& even Percy fell

into that trap of skulking about like the underclassmen we were meant to discipline

But here's the ironic thing:

even I couldn't stand Percy

for that long

He wasn't a complete stickinthemud

but my life needed some

excitement, e~n~j~o~y~m~e~n~t

& only those coal eyes

made me feel that way

Think about it

Joyous eyes

Devilish good looks

(a lovely, sweet, & wide grin)



I sensed a heart that


Really, I felt the darkness in the


of my chest

&& I wanted his light to shine on


But I made the wrong choice

& I couldn't stand to stay

with Percy

(lucky Audrey's so tolerant)

If I could have a do-over,

I know I would choose

more W.I.S.E.L.Y


Wow… This ended on a canon note! :O Rare for me—something you know if you've read my other stuff. XD Anywho, I'm intrigued by the possibilities for Peneloplee… Those lyrics are from the anime Martian Successor Nadesico, btw. :)

Thanks for reading, and please review!

-mew-tsubaki ;3

2017 note: Hmm. Honestly, I enjoyed Penny with Percy in canon—v cute—but I feel for her, being swayed by someone as sweet as Lee. -w- Anywho, my 2010 A/N still rings true: I often avoid writing much about canon…unless I'm working on my overall headcanon, which incorporates some of the canon. XD Man, that's a lot of "canons." X_X